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Tar Heels in NBA: Bullock wins battle with Ellington; Johnson out; new team in Barnes trade rumors

By R.L. Bynum In a battle of Tar Heels heading into the NBA All-Star break, Wayne Ellington outscored Reggie Bullock 17–12 but Bullock’s New York Knicks won for the fourth time in five games, 114–104 over Ellington’s host Detroit Pistons. Ellington made 5 of 8 attempts from 3-point range in the second half and had …

Hot-shooting Deacons knock NCAA-bound UNC out of ACC tournament

By R.L. Bynum GREENSBORO — For the second consecutive season, Wake Forest ended North Carolina’s ACC tournament after one game. Thanks to some big UNC victories down the stretch, though, the Demon Deacons didn’t end its season like they did a year ago. Needing wins to earn an NCAA berth, the Deacons came into the …

Tar Heels in NBA: Ellington, White each hit 25 with big perimeter games; Barnes scores 20 in win over Lakers

By R.L. Bynum For about a month after Wayne Ellington’s incredible 3-point shooting streak in January, he struggled to find the range. The red-hot Ellington is back. He scored a season-high 25 points and tied his career-high with eight 3-pointers in the Detroit Pistons’ easy 129–105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Tampa, Fla., on …

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R.L. Bynum spent 27 years in the newspaper industry in both sports and news and has covered UNC athletics for various websites, including Raleigh & Company, Triangle Sports Network and Carolina Blue.

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